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Hamilton Slumping: No Need to Hear About His Demons

Published by on June 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

If I had to pick one story that made me nauseous by the end of the 2008 season, it would be Josh Hamilton's journey from "hell" to the big leagues. 

So what?  He put down the crack pipe, found Jesus, and started playing a game again.

Did Tim Raines, or any of the other 12 coke heads, get standing ovations when they came back from the infamous 1985 Pittsburgh drug trials?

Tim Raines did lines of coke off of his glove while playing the outfield.  He slid into bases on his non-vial side to make sure it wouldn't break.

Where were his ticker-tape parades?

The difference?  Raines didn't go around during the offseason preaching to kids the way Josh Hamilton did, and d...

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